The Peaceful Bay Beanie Co was founded by Jo Court and Sarah Walker.
The women met when they were both living in the deep south west of Western Australia near the picturesque settlements of Nornalup and Peaceful Bay, respectively. After Jo had relocated to Perth they took this unexpected event as an opportunity to grow their business.
Sharing a love of knitting, Jo and Sarah collaborate to design a range of unique hand knit beanies in fun and practical styles using a combination of 100% Australian wool and contemporary yarns. They also produce a range of sunhats and tea cosies.
A team of local women have contributed their knitting services to help keep up with increasing demand.
While the Beanie Co has primarily been a market business for the last fifteen years, Jo and Sarah are now concentrating on building the online and retail side of the business.
Jo and Sarah are continuing to focus on taking their knitting to a more artistic level. They are regular contributors to the Alice Springs Beanie Festival. Jo and Sarah's first exhibition, K2tog, was held in the beautiful Petrichor Gallery in Walpole in 2017. A great deal of fun was had producing knitted moths, vegetables, homewares and some delightful knitted hearts. This was followed by an entry into the Mandurah Wearable Arts competition in 2018. 'Deception - A Love Story', their entry was selected for the Showcase held over two performances.